The laser definition should be preceded by an answer to question of viability of laser rhinoplasty. The answer is No. Laser rhinoplasty is not feasible.

Laser stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. In fact laser is akin to normal light. The only difference between laser and normal light is that the laser beam’s rays are almost entirely parallel which can produce a powerful narrow beam of light and might be used in special surgeries, minimizing bleeding. But it cannot be of surgical benefit for a rhinoplasty. In the field of ear, nose and throat, using laser is progressing at a rapid rate for pharyngeal and laryngeal surgery. Laser beam radiated through the mouth towards pharynx and larynx and vocal cords. It can perfectly relive a variety of Vocal Cord Polyps causing voice and breathing problems and can even relieve some malignant laryngeal lesions. When surgical exposure is limited or access is difficult, Laser is often employed as much as possible.

Minor surgeries without bleeding which don’t require overnight stay are wrongly known as laser surgery, even closed rhinoplasty without skin incisions are mistakenly thought to be a laser surgery. Sinus surgery, nasal polyp surgeries as well as a deviated septum surgery performed without rhinoplasty are not done using laser beam. Laser is not also employed in tonsillectomy. However, there are modern surgical techniques for tonsils, minimizing bleeding. But they are lacking in laser beam too.

Laser is not employed in rhinoplasty at all. Bear in mind that ads in regard to laser rhinoplasty are absurd. There are two approaches to rhinoplasty:

  • Open rhinoplasty
  • Closed rhinoplasty

None of these methods uses laser.

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